Avoid Catastrophe With A Greensboro Lawn Care Company
While everyone wants a beautifully landscaped yard, not everyone wants to spend their time nurturing their grass. Think of it, weekend after weekend you could be having fun instead of tending to your lawn. When searching for trustworthy Greensboro lawn care, call upon Landscape Solutions & Design, Inc.
Basic Steps To A Lush, Green Lawn
A healthy, green lawn takes work all year round. Below, we’ve outlined the steps you need to take to achieve a lush landscape.
Generally, you should aerate your lawn before the growing season. Usually, North Carolina homeowners grow cool and warm season grass depending on the region. So, knowing what type of grass you have growing in your yard is essential.
For cool season grasses, you should aerate your lawn in late summer. While warm season grasses will benefit from aeration in early spring.
If you’re thinking of aerating with a spike tool, keep in mind professional results require a core plug aerator. Core aerators remove a plug of soil effectively loosening soil. While spike aerators push soil to the sides without removing any dirt.
2. Application Of Fertilizer And Herbicide
Grass requires particular nutrients to grow and thrive. Often, your soil will contain some of these nutrients. However, grass usually uses the soil’s nourishment faster than nature can replace it. Thus, for a healthy, lush lawn, you’ll need to apply fertilizer regularly to replenish basic grass nutrients.
Moreover, you can’t stop weed seeds from entering your yard. Some weeds are extremely invasive and aggressive, taking over your lawn quickly. However, routinely using an herbicide can help manage those pesky weeds. Often you can apply both fertilizer and herbicide at the same time.
Thatch is an accumulation of grass stems, leaves, and roots. While a thin layer of thatch is beneficial, a thick layer will damage your lawn. Excessive thatch buildup occurs from the following:
- Acidic soil
- Certain pesticides
- Particular species of grass
Ultimately, a thick layer of thatch will slowly kill your grass by blocking water and fertilizer from reaching the roots. As water collects within this layer, roots begin to suffocate from a lack of air. It’s also a good place for insects and pathogens.
Typically, you only need to dethatch when the layer becomes too thick. Usually, you’ll need to perform the task when the thatch exceeds 1 inch.
Often, disease, insects, or drought will produce bare spots on your lawn. Usually, healthy grass won’t spread to your barren areas. Any bare soil is an open invitation for weeds to start growing.
However, simply throwing seeds on exposed dirt probably won’t give you the results you want. First, you must remedy the underlying issue causing the barren patch.
North Carolina summers are hot and dry making it a challenge to keep your lawn green. While some grass varieties will go dormant and brown, others are very drought resistant.
Several telltale signs will tell you your lawn needs water. Your grass may be dull with a bluish-gray color. Furthermore, the grass blades will lose their elasticity allowing them to bounce back when trod.
Most homeowners don’t realize the importance of correctly mowing the lawn. Repeated incorrect mowing techniques can severely damage making it more susceptible to disease, drought, and insects.
Practices such as mowing too short, in the same pattern, or with dull blades put stress on your grass. Stressing your lawn out in the heat of the summer can allow weeds to gain a foothold.
Greensboro Lawn Care – FAQs
Dozens of Greensboro lawn care companies exist within our local area. So, how do you know which one is best for you? To help you decide, we’ve answered a few of our most commonly asked questions.
What Should I Look For in A Greensboro Lawn Care Company?
Typically, Americans lead very busy lives. Thus, in all likelihood, many of your neighbors already use a lawn care service. So, begin your search by asking these homeowners about their level of satisfaction with their Greensboro lawn care services.
Once you have a few names, you’ll want to compare the levels of services each offers. Unfortunately, there isn’t any industry standard to help you compare landscaping companies. To one business, their standard lawn care package may only include weekly mowing. While another may include trimming and edging. Thus, be specific in questioning what your monthly service fee includes.
Additionally, before you hire any company, check to make sure your choice has a license and insurance. Without proper insurance, you could be liable for any injuries workers sustain while working on your property.
What Does It Cost To Maintain A Healthy Lawn?
Before we can answer this question, we need to view the property and discuss the types of services you want. For example, you may have a yard full of weeds requiring extensive work. To remedy this, we’ll need to evaluate your soil to determine the pH level and nutrient condition. Thus, we offer a free no-obligation consultation to discuss your needs and budget.
Are Hardscapes A Good Investment?
Hardscapes, those non-living elements of your landscaping can elevate your yard from nice to spectacular. While form and function are the main parts of hardscaping, the right design can also be aesthetically pleasing. Moreover, adding hardscapes can increase your outdoor enjoyment as well as the property value.
Since Landscape Solutions & Design, Inc. is a full-service landscaping company, we can help you with any type of hardscape:
We’ve been transforming both commercial and residential properties within the Triad area since 2005.
Whether you need design, installation, or maintenance we’re the company for you. Call us at 336-442-0160 to schedule your free no-obligation quote.